The Muslims Equal Islam Argument

Even though the terms “Islam” and “Muslims” are constantly mentioned in major media outlets, there is still considerable ignorance about both. Islam is often portrayed as a monolithic tradition that oppresses women, incites violence, and is at complete odds with modernity. Muslims are viewed as inherently violent, tribal, anti-Western, backward [...]

2018-03-19T16:39:22+00:00 March 18th, 2018|FAQs, Islam, Jihad, Terrorism, Women in Islam|

My Jihad

by Habeeba Husain When looking up common misconceptions about Islam, “jihad” is most certainly on the list. The Arabic word jihad is often used as a substitute for “holy war” with images of breaking news broadcasts and capitalized red alerts coming into mind. Despite how widely this depiction of [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:04+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Articles, Jihad, What do Muslims Believe?|

Jihad

In our modern times, the term ‘jihad’ has come to imply violence, holy wars, and terrorism, particularly in the western world. However, its original, intended meaning – and usage to a great extent in the Muslim world – continues to hark to a larger, more encompassing root word ‘j-h-d’ [...]

2018-01-28T09:27:20+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Jihad|

Muslim, Christian, Jewish Leaders Unite At Saudi Conference To Condemn Islamic State

VIENNA, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Senior Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders condemned violence by jihadi militants such as Islamic State (IS) at a Saudi-backed conference on Wednesday in a rare display of inter-faith unity aimed at promoting tolerance and diversity. Islamic State has caused international alarm by capturing large expanses [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:04+00:00 November 19th, 2014|External Links, Islam and Other Faiths, Jihad|

Jihad Explained

By M. Amir Ali, Ph.D.,Published by The Institute of Islamic Information & Education In the linguistic sense, the Arabic word "jihad" means struggling or striving and applies to any effort exerted by anyone. In this sense, a student struggles and strives to get an education and pass course work; [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:04+00:00 November 13th, 2014|Jihad, On Faith, Terrorism|

ISIS says Islam justifies slavery – what does Islamic law say?

By Professor Bernard Freamon In the past few months, the world has witnessed horrific accounts of the enslavement of thousands of innocent Yazidis and other religious minorities by ISIS partisans in Iraq and Syria. In a recent article in its online English-language magazine, ISIS ideologues offered legal justifications for the enslavement [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:05+00:00 November 6th, 2014|External Links, Islam and Other Faiths, Jihad|

Remembering 9/11 Today

By Saulat Pervez September 11, 2001, changed everything. We who had led carefree lives centering on our individual routines, blissfully uninformed about international events or the politics of far-flung places, were caught unawares. A stunned nation watched with horror, filled with hurt and anger. Grief engulfed our hearts, questions [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:05+00:00 September 11th, 2014|9-11, Jihad, On Faith|
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